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Baby steps...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

...taking a look at what I've learned in this first 2 months on SP - the ideas are so simple, but eluded me for so long before this:

My baby steps:
1. Record everything, even when I'd rather not see how the little tastes add up, even when I'd like a do-over. If I "cheat" in recording, who am I kidding! Remember that the next moment, whenever that occurs, GIVES ME a do-over.
2. Be more active, knowing that I CAN make progress with 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
3. Stop isolating - it's not independence, it's not self-sufficiency, it's HIDING from the very people who can help.
4. Study the PATTERNS, not just in weight loss, but in my whole life - they're what's important.
5. Maintain perspective: just reducing a number on the scale is pointless without healthy changes, increasing my mobility improves the quality of my life, health and well-being make my life goals more possible, enjoying the journey may allow me to help others take baby steps, too.
6. I'm worth the effort this takes, even when I don't think I am. emoticon

Thanks everyone - it's because of you and the support you give that any of this is possible for many of us. Thank you.


:) Gail
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    Oh yeah baby....(we're watching Chuck Berry) great ideas and who doesn't need a reminder, of especially #3, and #4 and #5 and 6!!
    for me, especially #3 lately. You know what happened to me last Thursday and Friday, and on SAturday, I did reach out to a friend and it was just the best.... emoticon
    We're here for each other.... emoticon
    1887 days ago
    and all those baby steps add keep me motivated to do better. Glad we have connected. have a beautiful day! emoticon
    1906 days ago
  • KENWANNE2013
    Very insightful, the combination of your baby steps = a huge leap in making significant changes in ones life!
    1908 days ago
    You are so very worth it!
    1911 days ago
    So true.. Looks like you're off to a great start! emoticon
    1911 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    Your list of baby steps in great. I'm trying to do the same things. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1911 days ago
    So beautiful.... emoticon emoticon
    1911 days ago
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